Grant Requirements


To be eligible for support from the Funder Collaborative, an applicant must:

  • Be a public charity recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Ensure that all project activities will take place in the City of Philadelphia, and/or Bucks, Chester, Delaware, or Montogomery County, Pennsylvania.
  • Demonstrate that the project is designed to advance the
    Guiding Principles of the Funder Collaborative.


In addition, the Funder Collaborative strongly encourages:

  • Collaborative projects that involve jointly developed programs among multiple institutional partners.
  • Projects that are directly, rather than incidentally, tied to the Semiquincentennial commemoration.
  • Projects for which the residents of the greater Philadelphia region are the primary audience.